United Airlines Shakedown?

Jul 24, 2015 by

How would you react to this from a retail cashier: “Oh I’m sorry, but the price marked on the item is not the real price. You have to pay the real price.” Would you suspect a scam?

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Cash Money® Sale! (Ugh)

Jun 19, 2014 by

Question: When is a 174% loan APR promoted as a deal? Answer: When the regular APR is 600%! That’s this payday lender’s unabashed pitch for its noxious product.

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Being Poor Is Expensive

Jun 9, 2014 by

Are you one of 70 million “underbanked” Americans? A new documentary called “Spent” publicizes your plight with the aim of spurring changes that will save you money and make life a bit easier.

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Stay Away From Here!

May 22, 2014 by

If you see a place that looks like this, think of it as staffed by people with a highly contagious, always lethal disease.

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Michael Lewis on HFT

Apr 11, 2014 by

Here’s Michael Lewis on Bloomberg discussing how you’re being ripped off by high-frequency traders. Good thing he’s been paying attention because your government certainly has not.

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High-Frequency Trading

Apr 2, 2014 by

Just about every time you buy a stock through a U.S. exchange, you’re getting robbed.

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Diamonds and Dogs #21

Mar 3, 2014 by

I share my latest picks for three pieces of online content with the power to help you make better money choices (the Diamonds), and one that’ll mess you up (the Dog).

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Whoa! A 25% Car Loan?

Jan 10, 2014 by

I’m going to stick my neck out a bit here and offer a lot of opinions about a real life situation though I’m admittedly lacking...

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Diamonds and Dogs #20

Nov 20, 2013 by

I share my latest picks for three pieces of online content with the power to help you make better money choices (the Diamonds), and one that’ll mess you up (the Dog).

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Pay Rent with a Credit Card?

Nov 15, 2013 by

In case you woke up today thinking “wow—I’d like to raise my own rent 2.75% today,” here’s a most excellent way to do it.

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